Free to Do His Will

I have been spending a lot of time while trying to fall asleep at night wondering about hypocrisies—not just other people’s, but especially from myself. I recently rediscovered the transcript of a sermon given back in 1993 from the late Bishop Carl Moeddel, while he was then pastor at my parish of St....

What Makes a Friend?

What exactly makes a friend a friend? We know being connected via Facebook doesn’t mean someone is truly your friend. But I’m starting to believe that things we encounter on Facebook, and other social media outlets, might be more telling than we’d like to think. The 2012 US election cycle...

Be A Light

Darkness gets our attention a little more this time of year, doesn’t it? We recently had the longest night of the year. All the pretty Christmas lights have been put away, leaving the darkness unchecked. In some locations, we go for days without seeing much sunshine. We miss the light. Lately, we’ve also...

I Didn’t Get What I Wanted for Christmas Either…

I’ve been to Atlanta, Georgia, a couple times. Except for the red dirt (which, I’m sorry, is just weird), it seemed like a pretty cool city. Nice architecture, nifty cultural establishments, quirky little news outfit (CNN), super-friendly people. I didn’t meet Zach, though. If I had, I...

In Glock We Trust?

According to Greg Horton of Religion News Service, a senior pastor (and assistant police chief) in Pryor, Oklahoma, is pioneering a new outreach program for his church: teaching members and would-be members how to handle a gun. Pastor Derek Melton defends his decision, saying: “The disciples carried...

To Us, A Child Was Born

At Christmas, of course, we’re celebrating the birth of a baby 2,000 years ago. A little boy named Jesus came into the world to save us from sin and evil and to teach us about the ultimate forgiveness. Thirteen years ago, a little baby boy named Chancellor Lee Adams came into the world. He could not...

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